By now, however, it seems pretty clear that Hasan perpetrated what Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., called on Fox News possibly “the most destructive terrorist act to be committed on American soil since 9/11.”
And guess what? Most Americans are not stupid — they can process that information with the clear understanding that Hasan does not represent your average Muslim or your average Muslim serving in the U.S. military. His own words as he opened fire — “Allahu Akbar” — and perhaps his online screeds show who he was. He acted not as a stressed-out shrink, but a violent and twisted extremist.